Lawyer Monica Uddin from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins $2 Million Plus Attorneys’ Fees in Contract Case
November 21, 2011

HOUSTON – Houston litigator Monica Uddin, a first-year lawyer at Ahmad, Anaipakos, Zavitsanos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won a $2 million summary judgment plus attorneys’ fees in a breach-of-contract case in Harris County.

On Nov. 14, Judge Jaclanel McFarland of the 133rd District Court signed the judgment awarding $2 million in damages and $8,740 in attorneys’ fees to Ms. Uddin’s client, Bertex LLC.

“Our client had a clear, explicit contractual right to the $2 million after fulfilling the contract terms,” says Ms. Uddin. “That included securing financing, potential customers, suppliers and much more for the defendants.”

Bertex sued gold refiners Larry Nunley and Arizona-based AZ Rock Mining based on claims that Nunley and AZ Rock failed to pay Bertex as promised under terms of a contract. This breach occurred even though Bertex met its contractual promises of raising capital, introducing the defendants to engineering and refining contacts, and finding potential customers and investors for the defendants’ gold-refining business.

The case is Bertex LLC, et al. v. Larry Nunley, et al., in Harris County’s 133rd District Court, No. 2010-64521.

Ms. Uddin, a 2010 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, already has posted several court victories since joining AZA. She has succeeded in winning a separate summary judgment on liability in the Bertex case, in addition to defeating a summary judgment motion in a breach-of-contract employment claim. Ms. Uddin also argued successfully to defeat a temporary injunction in a separate property case.

AZA, known as AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction, and business dispute cases. AZA is one of only 32 firms in the U.S. to be recognized as “awesome opponents” in a nationwide poll of corporate general counsel who were asked to name the law firms they hope their companies never have to face in court. In fact, AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. More information about the firm can be found at


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